Broaden Your Thinking

Two interesting topics I came across were technology and slavery. Combining John Wachira’s inquiry on “Why is today’s technology more useful than early technology?” and Hezekiah Maina’s question “What the slaves achieved against the odd?” My question is “How has technology influenced slavery throughout the years?” Now in days slavery is more commonly know as human trafficking. So how has technology been apart of that. Technology has advanced so much what you can do with it is incredible,...Read More...
Last Reply By Moira O'Keeffe (LFAS-Alumni) · First Unread Post
Hey guys! I’m back with my second broaden your thinking post…it took a long time to put together, mainly just to find to seemingly unconnected ideas was a bit challenging. I decided to take on Amos Murithi’s research on “communication in animals” and John Wachira’s “Why is today’s technology more useful than early technology?” Amos explored how humans as well how a wide range of different animals communicated among themselves. John touches on different aspects of our lives that we may or may...Read More...
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Broaden your thinking #2

Rhea Manhas (Charles Best)
Hey there, For my second broaden your thinking, I have chosen Lauren Jang's topic "How might a concussion effect a teen's brain development ?" and my topic "How do dogs learn?". These topics may seem completely different but when I came up with the idea to merge them together, the first question that came to my mind was "How do concussions effect dogs brain?" After I thought of this, I now have a million questions in my head. Would it effect dogs the same way as humans? What kind of...Read More...
Hi everyone, So for this cycle's broaden your thinking, I have decided to use Jim Liu's topic which is "How can we prevent sexual exploitation" and John Wachira's topic "Why is todays technology useful than early technology". As Jim mentioned control factor is one of the characteristics for sexual exploitation, and that it is easy to be blackmailed online. So what brought me to question is how has sexual exploitation changed through history parallel to technology? Was sexual exploitation a...Read More...
Hey everyone, for this round of broaden your thinking, I will be discussing the topic of climate change and Samuel Kariuki topic of trophy hunting. So after doing some research on how climate change is affecting certain species and changing their evolution. As well during my science class, we looked at the major impacts and pressures that climate change puts on many species, which will continue to get greater. Regarding trophy hunting, this can hurt the populations of certain species and is...Read More...
Hello Today I will be connecting Dale's project on Gender Inequality and Samuel's project on Trophy Hunting. My question is "Does it mean more when a trophy hunter kills a male predator verses a female?" Once when I was watching the news, I saw a story on trophy hunting and it was about a man killing a big male lion. They showed the lions mane and how big the animal was, but would a female lion be shown on the news and get the same amount of attention? Please feel free to comment on what you...Read More...
I thought that Onesmus Mwangi from Thome's post about bed-wetting could possibly relate to my research. His topic in general, without needing to go too much into his research, may have one string that potentially connects the two ideas. In my last two posts, I have been looking into the nature vs nurture debate. This could relate to bed-wetting because in some cases, this can be a genetic symptom. Maybe one of your parents' side of the family has history of bed-wetting because of a disease...Read More...
Last Reply By Onesmus Mwangi (Thome) · First Unread Post
Hey everyone! For my second Broaden Your Thinking, I've chosen to look at Amanda Tummonds' "Fossil Fuels and Climate Change" and Jim Liu's "How can we prevent sexual exploitation?" These projects are VERY different, but bear with me. In Amanda's project she talks about how people like Donald Trump are abusing their position of power to feed the world false information about climate change and fossil fuels, and in Jim's project he talks about trusted family members or even police officers...Read More...
Last Reply By Jim Liu (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
“How can I create a social movement to reduce the size of the pacific gyre?” by Moira O’Keeffe vs. “what can I do to become more creative?” by Juolin Lee I chose to compare my project with Moira because I had been listening Moira talked and reading her project on Butterfly for over a year now. I was not aware of her project but I was became interested in it. I have a good understanding of Moira’s topic now and I believe it is very different inquiry comparing to mine. However the way we take...Read More...
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Broaden your Thinking

Moira O'Keeffe (LFAS-Alumni)
Hi all, for this cycles broaden your thinking I am going to be comparing: 1. "How can people's perception of schizophrenia effect the research and treatment patients receive?" -Sophie Bohmeier and 2." Is our idea of a self just an illusion?" -Maiya Callister Now I struggled with linking these 2 concepts, but after a bit of thought I at least came up with something. In regards to Maiya's question: I do believe that our idea of self is just an illusion. Nothing in our world is permanent, the...Read More...

Project plan

Jordan McKenzie (LFAS)
For my inquiry question/questions i would like to explore many different age groups. I am hoping to do a series of videos of different people in different grades (hopefully from grade 1-12). i will be asking 3 people from each grade and rotate between 2 girls and 2 boys. I will be asking them all the same 4 questions: 1. What do you think is beautiful? 2. Why do you think it, she, he,etc is beautiful? 3. How do you define beauty or what does the word mean to you? 4. Do you think you are...Read More...
Last Reply By Adithya Baskar (Johnston Heights Alumni) · First Unread Post
As for this post Broaden your Thinking, Hello Everyone! I will be connecting Media And Language by Haleigh Strickler LFAS, with my research, Environmental Impact. How on earth does language and particularly, meat production impacts, HAVE TO DO WITH ANYTHING? Hum. This is stumped me this whole week and continue to bother me so. :D I think.... the way how one says something in one language translated to another is completely different. Everyone know the game telephone? Sometimes it changes at...Read More...
Last Reply By Jim Liu (Charles Best) · First Unread Post

Broaden your thinking

Denis Chege (Tigithi)
Hi guys. On my broaden your thinking, I decided to try and relate poverty and disability and noticed that poverty leads to disability and disability leads to poverty, i.e when a person is sick and he or she doesn't have money or he/she is living under poverty, He can not get medical care and lack of medical access can lead to the growth of the virus inside the person and thus leaving him disabled. Also if a person is disabled he or she can not work and move to the streets to borrow money...Read More...
For my Broaden Your Thinking post I have decided to link my research on virus’s impact on Human genome evolution with Moses’ research on understanding disability. The reason I chose to link these two disparate topics is because both Viruses and disabilities have been misunderstood by society. A negative connotation is given to viruses when most people think about them; the same can apply to disabled people because some societies tend to look down on or not knowing how to act or respond to...Read More...
Last Reply By Lauren Jang (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hi everyone! For my broaden your thinking, I'm going to compare Yasmin Harden's inquiry, "are we meant to be happy?" and Taryn Trefanenko's inquiry "if all jobs paid the same, would people choose the same careers?" I think these two questions are different, but they have a little bit in common too. Yasmin's project is about happiness, and if people are meant to be happy, and Taryn's project is about jobs, and if they all paid the same would we choose to have the same careers that we have. My...Read More...
Last Reply By Lauren Jang (Charles Best) · First Unread Post

Broaden your thinking

Caroline Lu (Charles Best)
Hi, everyone! Today I am doing the “board your thinking”. Actually, it is hard to find the topic that has some connect thing with my topic, so it takes me a long time to think. So, eventually, I chose Tiana Andjlic’s topic “what would happen if our solar system got close to black hole?” with me topic “ how does the environmental force change the structure of crystal?” I think they has some parts of the same point because they both about changes. In her topic, she did a really deep research...Read More...

Broaden Your Thinking

Tiana Andjelic (Charles Best)
Hey guys! So I believe that this is actually my first time doing 'Broaden Your Thinking'. Since I was supposed to choose 2 completely separate topics, I chose Amanda Tummond's "could dreams be a link to a parallel universe?" and Yasmin Harden's "are we meant to be happy?" For those of you who are reading my post, you're probably thinking that I really don't know how a Broaden Your Thinking works, but trust me, I actually have a couple ideas. One thing that I know is that dreams are usually...Read More...
Last Reply By Taryn Trefanenko (Charles Best-Alumni) · First Unread Post

Broaden Your Thinking

Maiya Callister (Charles Best)
Hey everyone, so today I will be posting my Broaden Your Thinking post. As i wanted to find two seemingly parallel topics, I tried to use two very different and contrasting topics and still be able to develop a valid connection between the two. So, for my BYT post, I will be using Danica Roger's subject, "Why do extreme athletes take big risks?" and Katelyn Lachance's "Got ads?". Where Danica did her project about extreme sports and what would drive athletes to compete, Katelyn is doing hers...Read More...
Last Reply By waruingi moses (tigithi) · First Unread Post
Hey everyone, For my first broaden your thinking I've chosen to do my topic "Why extreme athletes take big risks?" and Jim Y Liu's "H ow does the meat production really impact the environment?" The biggest parallel I found between these topics is the weather. I haven't covered yet the point of why extreme athletes take big risk, however I did spend some time explaining the role of weather in extreme sports. As for Jim explained in his topic that 14.5 % global green house gas emission is...Read More...
Last Reply By Jessica Scott (Charles Best) · First Unread Post

Broaden your thinking

Jason Li (Charles Best-Alumni)
Hi, for my broaden your thinking, I will compare my topic "Can people trick polygraphs" and Evan's topic about why we are addicted to electronics. I know that these 2 topics sounds different but I think there are a few connections. During my research I did something about human brain and their reactions when you are telling a lie. And Evan is also trying to figure out their effects on the brain. I'm wondering about are we controlling our brain or our brain is depending on something else.Read More...
Hey everyone! So for my first 'Broaden Your Thinking' I've chosen to do Waruingi Moses' "How do the disabled feel among the able and ways in which to make it more accessible for them" and Sophie Bohmeier's "How can people's perception of schizophrenia affect the research and treatment patients receive?". I see some huge parallels between these two research projects because in Waruingi's work, he talks about disabled people wanting to feel included, equal and them wanting human dignity and...Read More...
These are not two tremendously different topics, but the define research within them definitely is. I used Juolin Lee from LFAS' topic to broaden my thinking of my own previous topic. These two inquiries may be similar in a few ways, but the way Juolin took her topic is definitely different than mine. She focused more on how to be creative while being a dancer, how to captivate her audience with a sport she is passionate about. I focused more on how to create the best possible school...Read More...
Last Reply By Amanda Tummonds (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
My last BYT was definitely less dramatic than this one. In this post, I am going to be comparing these two very different topics. Allan Waithira from Thome's project on Evolution, and my project on improving education systems to enhance the learning of students. Let's begin! So I did not take a simple statement out of his project to contrast on, but instead I am forming a question on what his research may lead to that can relate to what mine already is. I have been keeping up with Allan's...Read More...
Last Reply By Amanda Tummonds (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hi there, For my "broaden your thinking", I've decided to compare my topic "Why are some people extroverts and others introverts?" and Kalith Nanayakkara's topic "How is one convinced to vote for another to hold public office in a democratic society?". They may seem completely different, but I've actually come up with a few questions that connect both personality and politics together, such as: "Does your personality affect who you vote for?". Like, "Did more extroverted people vote for...Read More...
Last Reply By Amanda Tummonds (Charles Best) · First Unread Post

Broaden Your Thinking

Amanda Tummonds (Charles Best)
Hello everyone, For my first broaden your thinking, I decided to do Stephen Muchiri's "Gender Inequality" and Aiesha Trivino's "What trends in fashion and beauty have occured constantly throughout history and how has it effected the physical and mental health of women?" As you could probably already see a parallel in these two topics, which is more centred around a women's social perspective of the inequality of beauty. What if the "beauty role" were to reverse gender from women to men? Why...Read More...
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